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Coping with COVID-19

A Resource Guide for CCSD employees
How to cope effectively, manage stress and connect with others.
Fighting Depression - Naturally
Depression can drain your energy, leaving you empty and tired.  
Small Steps
  1. Meet yourself where you are.  Accept that where you’re at emotionally right now isn’t where you’ll always be.
  2. Let yourself feel the emotions – but don’t stay there.
  3. Ask yourself “is this a fact or a feeling?”.  Work at understanding that being negative isn’t always realistic or true.
  4. Practice positivity
  5. Do something you enjoy, i.e. read a great book, paint, go for a walk, listened to favorite (upbeat!) music
  6. Practice gratitude.  
  7. Establish a healthy sleeping routine.
  8. Be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend going through the same tough times.

Dealing With Anxiety
To calm your mind and cut stress, try these self-care tips:
Powerful Coping
  1. Work on coping with your feelings, not avoiding them.
  2. Set-up a great sleep scenario.  Attend to temperature, bedding, possible interruptions & perhaps invest in background “music” such as gentle rain, surf or other sounds of nature.
  3. Ease up on caffeine and alcohol.
  4. Schedule your worry time.  Pick a time.  Give yourself 30 minutes.  Then let it go.
  5. Respect yourself, your feelings but don’t over-validate or focus on reinforcing anxiety – fear is a liar.
  6. Be determined to enjoy your life, your loved ones, your interests every day

To download this information in a brochure, click here.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

For further information, please call

After school hours:
Suzanne Ornelas
District Psychologist
Cell Phone: (575) 365-7335
Available Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Carl Wamboldt
(505) 402-3059

Stephanie Benally
(505) 801-6646

M'Kayla Ellsworth
(505) 360-5213